Victim of Akron officer-involved shooting identified

The victim of an officer-involved shooting has been identified, Tuesday. 

Edward Taylor, 54, of Akron was shot by officials Sunday during an altercation with police.

Akron Police responded to 2070 Thurmont Road for a call that a woman was being sexually assaulted at gunpoint around 4 a.m. 

Upon arrival, the alleged sexual assault victim was able to escape but Taylor opened fire on officials. 

Police returned fire and then took a defensive stand then attempting to communicate with Taylor.

Officials later deployed chemical munitions, and entered the home where they found Taylor dead. 

According to the Medical Examiner, Taylor died from a gunshot wound to the chest. 

 

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